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26th April 2018

A guide to sun care for sensitive skin

Top tips for sensitive skin

Many skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis make it hard to find the right sun protection. In this article we give our top tips for ensuring you get the best protection.

People with sensitive skin also need protect themselves with sunscreen whenever they’re out and about. Wearing a high factor sunscreen (we would recommend no less than SPF 50) every day helps to protect people of all skin tones from the sun’s potentially harmful rays. Sunburn, pigmentation, premature ageing, wrinkles, and skin cancer are just some of the potential side effects of exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays that can be protected against with daily sunscreen use.1

Choose a sunscreen with a high SPF, no matter what your skin type. Getting even coverage is important for all skin types, to avoid patches of damage on areas that have been missed, so invest in a sunscreen such as SunSense Ultra SPF50+ that provides improved coverage and reliable protection.

Find the sunscreen that suits your skin. You may need to get some samples to patch test on your skin to see which sunscreen suits you best.

We would always recommend following these four easy tips when out and about in the sun;

  1. cover up where possible,
  2. stay in the shade,
  3. keep hydration up
  4. always wear plenty of sun cream

 

  1. Hiom S (2006) Public awareness regarding UV risks and vitamin D – the challenges for UK skin cancer prevention campaigns. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 92: 161-6
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